Hyperopia

Hyperopia, also known as farsightedness, is a common refractive error. A normally shaped eye is round and smooth like a marble. Hyperopia occurs when there is a curvature bend of the cornea, which causes light to focus directly on the retina. This makes it difficult to see objects that are closeup. Fortunately, Dr. Candria E. Krywko can treat this condition.

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What Are the Risk Factors For Hyperopia?

Hyperopia is present at birth, and it tends to run in families. If one of your parents has hyperopia, you have a 25 percent chance of getting it. If both parents have hyperopia, your chance increases to 50 percent.

What Are the Symptoms Of Hyperopia?

As mentioned above, hyperopia makes it difficult to see closeup objects. The symptoms include:

  • Nearby objects appear blurry
  • Needing to squint to see nearby objects clearly
  • Burning of the eyes
  • Aching of the eyes
  • Headaches after performing closeup work such as reading, writing, and working on the computer.
  • Eye strain

How Is Hyperopia Diagnosed?

Hyperopia can be diagnosed during an annual eye exam. Your optometrist can perform a refraction to determine the severity of your condition and also to determine your prescription.

How Is Hyperopia Treated?

There are a few treatment options available for hyperopia. The best treatment for you would depend on your lifestyle and the severity of your condition. They include:

  • Eyeglasses: Eyeglasses are the most common treatment for hyperopia. Your eye doctor can prescribe a pair of lenses using your prescription and fit them in an eyeglass frame that looks great.
  • Contact lenses: Contacts lenses are a common alternative to eyeglasses. Many people prefer contacts because they provide a more natural appearance. If you choose contacts, you won't need to worry about your vision being obstructed by an eyeglass frame or dirty lenses. Finally, if you are an athlete or an active person, contacts are safer and more convenient than glasses. If you choose contacts, you should have a backup pair of eyeglasses.
  • Lasik surgery: Lasik surgery is a laser surgical procedure that gently reshapes your cornea. After getting Lasik, you won't need to rely on glasses or contacts. To be a good candidate, your eyes need to be healthy. You must also be in good physical health and your prescription must be within the perimeters approve by the FDA.
  • Ortho-K: Ortho-K, also known as orthokeratology, are special contact lenses. They are at night. While you are sleeping, they gently reshape your cornea. When you wake up in the morning, you will be able to see clearly without needing glasses or contacts.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of hyperopia, schedule an appointment with Dr. Candria E. Krywko in Scottsdale. She can perform an eye exam, and prescribe the treatment option you choose.

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Testimonials

  • I have worn contact lenses for years but due to my strong near-sighted prescription with high astigmatism could get neither the comfort nor vision very good in standard gas permeable lenses or in soft lenses. I had reverted back to wearing glasses most of the time until Dr. Krywko recommended the SynergEyes lenses. They work great for me and I can finally wear contacts again! Thank you, Dr. Krywko!

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  • Dr. Candria Kryko is a wonderful OD. I was seen by Dr. Kryko in Scottsdale recently for an eye exam/contact lens fitting. She is extremely pleasant, attentive, and she took her time to give me a thorough exam and answer all of my questions. Dr. Kryko gave me recommendations on contacts and eye drops, as well, she gave me tips on how I can save on some of my contact expenses. She was professional, attentive, took the time to explain what was needed, and was simply nice to be around. I recommend Dr. Kryko. 

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  • My entire family have been seeing Dr. Krywko for years. The professionalism, care and focus are over the top. I was told by an optician I would not be a likely candidate for contact lenses. However with Dr. Krywko's patience and wisdom she was able to fit me for contact lenses that work perfectly! I am thrilled..........Plus, I also have the most gorgeous frames (when I do not want to wear my contacts. ) I receive comments every time I wear them, " where did you get your glasses!" Dr. Kryko just received the newest styles......I'm in trouble..........

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